Conservation - Land and Wildlife Management

Studying a Conservation - Land and Wildlife Management course at Writtle University College (WUC) will set you up perfectly for a future career in the industry.

During your time at WUC you will learn about sustaining and protecting the natural environment for the future generation. If you are passionate about the countryside and looking for a career in in the outdoors, our courses will allow you to develop the specific technical, professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the land and wildlife management industry. Our beautiful rural campus will allow you to develop your practical experience, supported through classroom theory taught by knowledgeable and supportive academics.


  • WUC has more than 200 species of animals on site, that you can work with during your course
  • The campus is full of wildlife including reptiles, birds and mammals
  • WUC has great links to local farms and parks
  • There is a vast array of job opportunities in this diverse industry
  • WUC's Conservation - Land and Wildlife Management courses combine theory with hands-on practical work!

On campus, you will have access to a 220 hectare estate where many activities are carried out. This outdoor learning space provides a great platform for you to enhance your knowledge further. Our estate offers its own hedgerows, grassland, rivers, woodland and farmland habitats for you to explore, with little egrets, kingfishers, sparrowhawks, badgers, bullfinches, smooth newts, emperor dragonflies and water shrews all on site for you to discover and enjoy.

Upon completion of a WUC Conservation - Land and Wildlife Management course, potential career opportunities may include working in Country Parks, Wildlife Trusts and Charities. You will also have the opportunity to progress on to a degree at the University College or elsewhere.

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